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Article Posted: 09/03/2015

According to figures recently published by the UK Cards Association, there was a huge increase in the use of contactless cards last year. Spending on contactless cards more than trebled ...

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Article Posted: 09/02/2015

This month we learned that MasterCard has launched an initiative to invest heavily in biometric technology in the fight against fraud involving facial and voice recognition and fingerprint matching. It ...

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Article Posted: 09/02/2015

More and more we are see financial institutions supporting - or outright running - competitions or events to try to identify and acquire new, innovative and beneficial ideas or technologies ...

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Article Posted: 09/01/2015

Recent data from the British Bankers Association indicates that the current "older generation" is far from being left behind in this increasingly technological age, with nearly 2.3 million people aged ...

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Article Posted: 09/01/2015

Figures issued by the British Retail Consortium show that online sales of Non-Food products in the UK grew 7.0% in December compared to a year earlier, with online sales representing ...

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Article Posted: 09/12/2014

A sparingly quiet end to the year! If you block out the bad news, the biggest news of the year is arguably that consumers at large have developed a level of ...

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Article Posted: 09/12/2014

The latest statistics collected by the Cheque and Credit Clearing Company indicate that although the decline in the rate of cheque usage has accelerated – between 2004 and 2013 cheque ...

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Article Posted: 09/11/2014

It is said that in the UK, people are more likely to change their partner than their bank account. The vast majority of the general public, due primarily to ...

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Article Posted: 09/11/2014

In November, RBS were fined £42 million by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) because of their IT failings in 2012 and the resultant impact on their customers. This formed part ...

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Article Posted: 09/10/2014

The UK Cards Association has just released its card expenditure statistics for August 2014. For the first time ever, the number of debit and credit card transactions made in a ...

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Acquirer Risk Assessment

"The expertise provided by Savantor has greatly helped us evaluate our risk position and to take the right steps in managing our future risks. Strong, disciplined planning and an ongoing willingness to work closely with our staff played an enormous part in making this a very successful well-delivered project which will greatly help us in achieving our business goals."

Mark Healy, Chief Risk Officer - NEOVIA Financial - UK

Interchange Review

"Savantor did a superb job in confirming what we believed was an area of weakness. The detail we now have will enable us to agree internally what we need to do to improve structure, control and income. Nationwide management were very impressed with the quality of the Savantor team."

Adam Slater, Senior Manager - Banking - Nationwide Building Society - UK

Complex Cards Business Transformation

"This was a major business transformation that required us to build an excellent team made up of internal bank specialists, supported by external card business, technical and operations expertise. Savantor provided specialists from the local market and with international experience to fill a variety of important roles. The Savantor resourcing team are professional, reliable and good people to work with."

Ricardo Gomez, Director - Operations & Technology - WiZink Bank - Spain

Payments Platform Strategy and Sourcing

"We were in urgent need of external independent expertise to supplement our internal resources. Senior consultants had to quickly integrate with our team and actively contribute. Their experts quickly forged strong working relationships and delivered to our brief. We enjoyed working with them to develop our future platform strategy."

Evert R Fekkes, SVP - Payment & Savings Services - Rabobank Nederland

Payment Specialists

"Working close with Savantor's professionals over the years in the payment arena. I appreciate the skills and knowledge these guys have and will surely engage with them when opportunities arise. The current engagement with Savantor is full to satisfaction and beyond."

Idsert Walta, Head of Banking Categories - Nordea - Scandinavia

Market Insights

"Savantor did a good job in helping us understand the dynamics of a key growth area for Trionis. Savantor's ability to listen and their degree of commitment have always impressed me. They have been of great help in providing us important market insights and I would not hesitate to work with them again in future."

Ernst Verbeek, Managing Director - Trionis - Belgium

Collections Transformation

"Savantor did an absolutely superb job for us on the Collections programme. The professionalism, hard work, courtesy and tenacity of their experts is a credit both to the individuals and to Savantor."

Peter O'Dea, Senior Manager - Collections Department - Permanent tsb bank - Ireland

Card Migration

"I was impressed by the speed with which the Savantor team were able to start delivering and as a team they have made a significant contribution to the success of the Programme."

Bjorn Niels, Programme Director - ABN AMRO Bank - The Netherland

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